March 15, 2016, Osaka, Japan

In conjunction with SANER 2016

Call for Papers


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
  • Use cases for clones and clone management in the software lifecycle
  • Techniques and algorithms for clone search, detection analysis, and management
  • Measures of code similarity
  • Experiences with clones and clone management in practice
  • Types and nature of clones in software systems
  • Causes and effects of clones
  • Techniques and algorithms for clone detection, search, analysis, and management
  • Clone detection across different programming languages and development resources
  • Clone and clone pattern visualization
  • Applications of clone detection and analysis
  • System architecture and clones
  • Effect of clones to system complexity and quality
  • Clone analysis in families of similar systems
  • Economic and trade-off models for clone removal
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of detection methods
  • Licensing and plagiarism issues
  • Clone-aware software design and development
  • Refactoring through clone analysis
  • Higher-level clones in models and designs
  • Clone evolution and variation
  • Role of clones in software system evolution

  • Papers

    The following types of papers are sought:
  • Full papers (7 pages) are expected to present novel research ideas and open issues, significant empirical studies, or important viewpoints on the field.

  • Position papers (2 pages) raise new ideas and issues or describe early research achievements, emphasizing originality and potential to stimulate active discussion at the workshop.

  • Tool demonstration papers (2 pages) describe clone management tools and their applications.

  • All types of papers will be formally reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. They must be relevant to the goals of the workshop and hold the potential for lively discussion and debate.


    Papers must conform to the IEEE proceedings paper format guidelines, see http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html.

    If the paper is accepted, at least one author must attend the workshop and present the paper. Accepted papers will appear in the IEEE Digital Library along with SANER proceedings.

    Submissions must be uploaded to the workshop's submission web site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwsc2016